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Title Abortion [Gale Virtual Reference Library electronic resource] / Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, c2011.
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Description 1 online resource (254 p.) : maps.
Series Global viewpoints
Gale virtual reference library
Global viewpoints.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1: Abortion and religion -- Buddhism opposes but does not condemn abortion / Damien Keown -- Hindu ethics about abortion are very different from Western ones / Edward Omar Moad -- Islam condemns almost all abortions after four months / Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari -- Judaism's approach to abortion is neither pro-choice nor pro-life / Daniel Eisenberg -- Catholics can support a pro-choice stand on abortion / Jon O'Brien and Sara Morello -- Catholic legislators who support abortion should be denied communion / Pete Vere -- Ch 2: Abortion and the law -- In Ireland, abortion should remain illegal / William Binchy -- In Europe, abortion should be legalized / Gisela Wurm -- Jamaica should rewrite its outdated abortion laws / Zadie Neufville -- In Jamaica, abortions should remain illegal / Richard Ho Lung -- In Queensland, Australia, legal confusion over abortion must be addressed / Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette -- In Queensland, Australia, abortion laws need not be changed / Paul Dobbyn -- Ch. 3: Abortion and sex selection -- Worldwide, selective abortions cause shortage of women / Joan Delaney -- In China, selective abortions have created a gender imbalance / Wei Xing Zhu, Li Lu, and Therese Hesketh -- In India, women feel great pressure to abort female fetuses / Leela Visaria -- In the United States, technology will legitimize sex-selective abortion / William Saletan -- Sex selection that does not involve abortion is ethical / David Heyd -- Sex selection is unethical even in the absence of abortion / Bart Engelen and Antoon Vandevelde -- Ch. 4: Abortion and sex education -- In South Africa, women need to be taught that abortion is legal / Chelsea Morroni, Landon Myer, and Kemilembe Tibazarwa -- In Russia, poor sex education results in too many abortions / Chloe Arnold -- In Zimbabwe, poor education results in too many illegal abortions / IRIN -- In Scotland, high abortion rate suggests failure of sex education / Magnus Gardham -- In England, peer-led sex education does not reduce abortions / David A. Ross -- In the United States, sex education contributes to high abortion rates / Alabama Physicians for Life.
Summary Examines the issue of abortion from a variety of international perspectives.
Subject Abortion.
Abortion -- Religious aspects.
Abortion -- Law and legislation.
Sex preselection.
Sex instruction.
Added Author Berlatsky, Noah, editor.
Gale Group.
Other Form: Original 9780737749274 (DLC) 2010005725
ISBN 9780737754674 (electronic book)
9780737749274 (hardcover)
9780737749281 (pbk.)
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